So I am always searching for my FOB!

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  1. SimplySandy

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    after owning my Prius for a week I keep mis placing my FOB or leave it in the car which is not smart, any ideas lol and I don't carry a purse.
     
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    I keep mine in my pocket when using the car and when I get home I put the fob away in its hiding place and always the same place. That way it becomes a habit. H
     
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    I keep mine hooked up to my set of keys that I always take with me everywhere whenever I leave my house. I always leave it in front of my computer desk along with my wallet and phone, so that I never forget to bring everything with me.

    It's worked well for me the last few years now.
     
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    mine is hanging on a belt loop or a hook by the garage door
     
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    Last time one of ours went AWOL I starting thinking a Find-My-Fob app would be handy. Only a matter of time?
     
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    My dealership actually had them for sale I noticed yesterday when buying my wife's new v.

    It was $80 (not sure if one or two transponders) and it looked like a little leather snap on keychain attachment. The sign said you use your smart phone to track your key / key fob should you misplace it.

    I remember that there was a maximum distance, 80 ft possibly?

    And not sure if this was an after market thing or a toyota product. I wasn't that interested so didn't pay more attention but did take note as I though it was pretty neat.


    I'm heading back up there Tomm for my personas 5k miles service so I'll snap a pic and post it up on here.

    :)
     
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    I have never lost a key in my life; same for FOBs because.........
    My "copy" is always kept in exactly the same place; with my keys in my pants pocket.
    It all goes with me every time I leave the yard, be it in a car, bicycle or on foot.

    If you ALWAYS keep it in the same place, it ALWAYS will be there. :)

    Note: I did have one bad experience with it going through the wash inside the pants........but we have a "water saver" washer and it survived.

    Note 2: Always means always; not often or usually but infallibly ALWAYS.
     
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    Save yourself the $80 and do what I and Easy Rider 2 suggested.

    Just keep your fob with your keys and other stuff you always take with you when leaving the house, and put it back in the same spot every time you get home. If you have kids or cats, then keep them in a spot that can't be easily reached by them, such as inside the vegetable drawer in the fridge, near cleaning supplies, or near a vacuum cleaner in the case of a cat.

    If your kids are well behaved and do their chores along with eating their vegetables, then you're probably just out of luck.

    And hopefully you got the joke regarding my last few comments.
     
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    Yeah KF's a good idea, but you'd still be hooped if you dropped it (say) on a walk, and $160 for two keys is getting up there. Good to know there's ideas being developed though. Half the price, more compact, and satellite trackable, it'd take off.
     
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    Last week I was outside shoveling after getting 8" of snow. After finishing cleaning off and around my Prius, I realized I had dropped the key somewhere along the way, and it was now buried in a mound of snow. Fortunately, the temperatures rose enough to allow some melting, and I found it peeking out of one of the piles at the end of the day.

    I was thinking how the key finder would have been helpful in that situation.
     
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    Let me explain it's not when I'm home I never lose my keys but when I'm driving I tend to get out, My keys either drop the two tween the seats or I have to search for them
     
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    We'll there you go. Lol. Exactly what I was talking about.....
     
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    Okay I finally read the book I thought I can only unlock the door and I was using the FOB to lock it , I now know I can do both
     
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    you need to buy some clothes with pockets.;)
     
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    Or at least, with pockets that don't dump out their contents when the wearer sits down.

    I've heard many women complain about clothing styles lacking pockets. Perhaps more consumers need to boycott those products.

    Personally, I keep a set of keys in a pocket even when inside the house. This prevents numerous serious inconveniences when briefly stepping outside and the porch slider somehow self-locks, or the partner reflexively locks a door behind her, or when one partner assumes the other is carrying a key, or various other accidents. She used to tease me about my OCD need to have a momentarily borrowed house or car key returned immediately, not several minutes later. But after numerous averted disasters while I was at hand, and a non-averted case when I was absent, the teasing has ceased.
     
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    Maybe you need a model with out a "key" so you can keep the electronic FOB firmly attached to your body somewhere !! ;)
     
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    If that's the case and you don't wear pants with pockets, then tie a pink (;)) ribbon on the FOB and hang it from the shifter. That way you shouldn't lose it and you'll show support for breast cancer research.
     
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    The electronic fob can be surgically inserted inside the arm or the leg.....:barefoot:
     
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    but the zipper for changing the battery is a bugger.
     
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